The event is attended by independent (those which charge fees) British boarding schools, plus a small number of international study centres, summer schools, sixth form colleges and guardianship companies, whose representatives are actively seeking to meet with top quality overseas agents. It is the only event that enables agents to meet collectively with over 80 British boarding schools.
If you already work with British boarding schools, the event is a good opportunity to strengthen your partnerships, update your knowledge about the schools, meet new staff, discuss the placement of current applicants, and to find out about new developments and facilities.
One of the biggest challenges that UK school staff face is the development of overseas links with reputable agents. This event has been established to help schools make international contacts which are vital to the recruitment of international students.
The British Boarding Schools Workshop was first held in Richmond, London in April 2006 and was very well received by agents and schools alike. The excellent reputation of the BBS Workshop as a quality, targeted event has spread rapidly and it is now a well-established event in the sector's calendar, with two Workshops held per year in March and November. It is now held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow at London's Heathrow International Airport.
At each Workshop there are approximately 90 free places for agent delegates and we recommend that agents register early. You will need to provide a detailed company profile and three referees, which ideally should be British boarding schools or language schools and/or universities with whom you have established partnerships.